The Bruin Voice

Bear Creek welcomes new teacher with open arms

Bailey Kirkeby, Managing Editor, News Editor, Staff Writer

November 26, 2018

Upon graduating from her year-long teaching credential program, English 10 and 11 CP teacher Alissa Barbero instantly fell in love with Bear Creek and knew it was the right place for her to start her career as a teacher. Born and raised in Sacramento, Barbero thought she wanted to stay in the Sacramento/Elk...

Asian-Americans wrestle with “model minority” sterotype

Leilany Perez

November 16, 2018

Since their immigration to the United States dating back to the 1800s, Asian-Americans have battled various forms of racism, discrimination, and stereotypes. Most recently, Asian students have become labeled as the “model minority” ― those who are considered smart, hardworking, submissive and never...

Finding my identity after high school

Finding my identity after high school

Kristin Lam

November 16, 2018

When I first started questioning my sexuality as a junior at Bear Creek, I tried to push it to the back of my mind. I did not want to acknowledge my feelings for a female friend or reflect on the admiration crushes I had on girls before. I thought I could never live a life my family or I could ...

Diversity: Are We Really?

Diversity: Are We Really?

Ryan Duff, Feature Columnist

November 9, 2018

Diversity and acceptance are the two ideals Bear Creek students hold high above the rest. We boast an overwhelmingly positive campus environment full of loyal Bruin spirit, and with a student body as diverse as ours, part of that spirit manifests as a celebration of the many different backgrounds and ...

LGB+Transitions: A Life In Progress

Alex Rubio, Feature Columnist

November 9, 2018

I’ve seen all those stories of transgender people in which everything is sugar-coated. The truth is, they often only show off the glamorous parts of their transitions, and hide the dysphoria, depression, and day-to-day discomfort all transgender individuals endure. Similarly, it’s irritating tha...

Identity politics: communal values or diverse stereotypes?

Identity politics: communal values or diverse stereotypes?

Dylan Eguiluz, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

Identity is a key component that plays a role in each student’s individual experience and, in some cases, their education. With the emergence of identity politics — views based on the interests of social groups (race, sexual orientation, religion, et cetera) with which people identify — many students...

Asian-Americans face off against Harvard claiming bias in admissions

Asian-Americans face off against Harvard claiming bias in admissions

Alisa Aistrup, Feature Editor

November 9, 2018

As Asian-Americans with bright, shimmering 5.0 GPAs and impressive, lengthy list of extracurriculars apply to Harvard, Princeton and Cornell, they anxiously tap their toes and await their acceptance letters. Months later, a letter will arrive in the mail — a rejection letter. Asian-Americans have the ...

Let’s arm all our teachers — even Mr. Nincompoop

Karina, Fardmanesh

May 30, 2018

“Welcome to Anatommy class! Get it? Get it? Ana...tommy gun?” It is Tuesday morning and my teacher is being ridiculously annoying. He has not stopped with the gun puns. Like are you kidding me? Yesterday he whipped out his Glock, put it to Larry’s forehead, and whispered, “If I shoot you in...

Winning strategy to negotiate with Kim Jong Un: a mirror

Jasmin Prasad, Guest Writer

May 30, 2018

It has officially been announced that on June 12, 2018 the U.S. commander in cheeto will meet with Rocketman to discuss sustained denuclearization. Most presidents obtain their diplomatic achievements by speaking softly and carrying a big stick, however, leaks have indicated to us that none of his Chiefs...

‘Gay-borhoods’ and ‘gay-uillontines’ will eradicate this plague of homosexuality

Ryan Duff, Guest Writer

May 30, 2018

Any fellow Americans who are as loyal to this country as I am know that the past several years have seen advancements of the homosexual agenda which testify to the dying nature of our country. Time and time again the gays have made gains that continue to threaten the very ideals that this country was...

10 reasons why ‘white privilege’ doesn’t exist

Gabriella Backus, Editor

May 30, 2018

White privilege — the idea that, in the Western World, people who identify as white have a beneficial societal privilege that, due to institutional racism, undermines people of other races — has become a pillar of liberal thinking.  Critics claim that privilege is a thing of the past, because raci...

Learn your love language

Dejonae Richards, Staff Writer

May 30, 2018

People like being loved in different ways; some prefer being told they’re beautiful over receiving a gift, while others simply enjoy spending time with their significant other more than kissing.  These preferences help determine one’s love language. “My conclusion after many years of marriage...

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